Summer Dinner 2019

[29/05/2019]

The academic year has come to a close and it’s time to say goodbye to UCLSC until next September!

May 29th saw us all meet up for the final time for a lovely summer dinner together at The Barley Mow on Duke Street, followed by a wild night out at Loop (to keep up tradition of course!!)

Also following tradition, awards were given out to some extra special swimmers who showed superb effort all year round! The following awards were given out:

Swimmer of the year: Lizzie Rose (History fresher who went from fitness to competitive and can always be found with a big smile on her face!!)

Most dedicated member: Tahlia Spink (The number of years that Tahlia’s been a part of UCLSC is wILD)

Most improved member: Sam Bouilloud (Keep up the good work, Sam!! (How do you do it??))

Female competitor: Rebecca Hoadley (from fresher to next year’s Competitive Captain, we can’t wait to see what Rebecca does for UCLSC!)

Male competitor: Justin Gay Semenkoff (Justin has wowed us with his impressive swims and will be joining Rebecca next year as Competitive Captain!)

IMG_1639

Thank you to everyone who has been a part of UCL Swimming Club this year, new or old, and we can’t wait to see you all again next academic year!

IMG_3897.jpg

Varsity 2019!

[09/03/2019]

For the FIFTH year running, UCL beat Kings at Varsity!!

This year, we won by a whopping 157-95 points! Congratulations to all our competitive swimmers for some really amazing swims and great team spirit throughout!

Of course, in true UCLSC fashion, we had to celebrate this fantastic result afterwards! With the library bar at Student Central pre-booked, everyone from UCLSC, UCL Waterpolo, and both equivalent teams from Kings all came together for a fun night to remember!

Bring on Varsity 2020!!

PHOTO-2019-03-11-09-17-10

Shark Run!

[24/10/2018]

The infamous shark run is one of the most popular events of the academic year and this year was no different!! Whilst we may be speedy in the water, we’re evidently not so on land, as absolutely NOBODY was safe from this year’s sharks, Emily and Gabi, who showed no mercy when it came to covering everyone head to toe in blue paint and red lipstick.

Being chased from Student Central to numerous Bloomsbury pubs, and finally miraculously making it to Roxy, we hope everyone had an amazing welcome to UCLSC and we can’t wait to see more of you this upcoming year!

IMG_2578

Cambridge Gala 2018!!

[20/10/2018]

Every year, our competitive team participates in the Cambridge gala (hosted by Cambridge university, funnily enough), and unsurprisingly, our members swam excellently once again! It was great to see amazing effort from everyone, and loads of team spirit shown from fitness members who travelled the long distance as well to support our team! Although we were beaten by the two Cambridge teams, we proudly took Bronze and celebrated this well with a delicious meal at the Raja Cambridge, followed by lots of dancing at The Regal! Safe to say, the coach journey back to London had many more sleepy swimmers than it did on the way!

9c04a985-5e93-4282-9273-4d21e6839cef.jpg

Of course, we also had to have a fancy dress theme for the night.. this year’s was DISNEY! We’re proud (?) to say our swimmers put in almost as much effort in their costumes as they did their swimming!!

Give It A Go!

[10/10/2018]

The new academic year has started and with that comes two weeks of fun, free swimming trials for anyone who wants to be involved!

It’s been great seeing so many fresh, new goggles (and faces) at swimming, whether you’ve been participating in the competitive trials or practising a new stroke with our fitness captains! Of course, with UCLSC comes our infamous socials and we’ve already had two amazing events thrown by our new social secs, Annie and Rob!

In GIAG week 1, we had Traffic Light Night, where old got to meet new in a fun, colour-coordinated fashion: Committee members were told to wear red, old members – yellow/orange, and new members – green! In GIAG week 2, inspired by our aquatic members, the theme was Under the Sea! (pls see below for some great/absolutely awful costumes!!)

 

We are done with 17/18!

So you think swimming is done and dusted for the academic year in March? NAH. Our tireless committee is still working *through the exams* to bring you activities!

1. Swimathon 2018

Team UCL Swimming took on the olympic stadium once again one month after our glorious victory against Kings. A tradition of our club, we’ve fundraised for this event and took up the challenge of swimming DURING the exam period. Even though our incoming president, Louis, signed us up for the slow lanes, our timings are anything but slow!

IMG_0257.JPG

everyone’s a medal winner except Louis (even though he swam the fastest)

shoutout to everyone for turning up this year and we look forward to Swimathon 2019!

2. Swimming Dinner!

33900789_2091450011073563_6626544782883684352_o

Rob is not impressed. Watch out for his socials next year.

The annual swimming dinner has descended upon us, kindly organised by our dearest Social Secs, Ellen and Georgie! Lovely pub, lovely food, lovely price ££!

This slideshow requires JavaScript.

For the uninitiated, this annual summer rendezvous is a chance for us to meet up with each other with more than just a swimming trunk/costume on. It is during the dinner that we dish out awards for what we do when we are almost naked. Yes, swim.

so drumrolls…

2017/18 Award Winners!

Female Competitor of the Year – Phyllida Britton (Goggy)
Male Competitor of the Year – Daniel Schindler
Most Improved Swimmer – Ming Hu
Most Dedicated Club Member – Kai Low
Swimmer of the Year – Becca Lin

Congrats to all winners!

33892857_2091449067740324_4424766073883066368_o

Louis offering his heartiest congratulations whilst Gabi looks on endearingly

THANK YOU ALL for making 17/18 the best year and we look forward to seeing you at tour!